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May 5, 2013

What the candidates for City Council Ward 4 have to say...



    Office seeking: Councilman Ward 4

    Party: Democrat

    Name: Jesse E. Palmer Sr.

    Education: Meridian Public Schools, MIssissippi Industrial College, Holly Springs majoring in mathematics and science; earned Master's Degree at Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Ala.

    Occupation: A retired math teacher, football, basketball and baseball coach after 34 years in Meridian Public Schools and Lauderdale County Schools.

    A little about myself: I was elected to the Meridian City Council in 1989. I have been re-elected for six terms. I have served as president and vice president of the Meridian City Council. I was elected to Mississippi Hall of Fame in 2008, selected STAR teacher three times; selected to All-Conference Team eight times (four times in high school and four times in college). Member of Mt. Salem United Methodist Church, Pilgrim Hill United Methodist Church. Hobbies include singing, sports and politics.

    Was married to Lorene V. Shelby Palmer for 38 years until she passed away in 1984. They have seven children and 30 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Have been married to Lula P. Jones Palmer for 11 years.

    Why I am seeking office: It is very simple. 1) I have projects that have not been completed; 2) I want to have those charges that have been placed on your children's records expunged, wiped off. (School to prison pipeline; 3) I know this form of government and I know how to get things done; 4) I will stand up for what I believe and will never sell you out.

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